Worship Leader

Who Will Be Our Worship Leader at Grace Hills Church?

Brandon Church Planting

The position has been filled. We aren’t hiring a Worship Leader. We’re offering an opportunity to a pioneer. I recently wrote a story about why you might NOT want to join our new church. In that same vein, let me tell you why you might NOT want to be on staff at Grace Hills Church. We don’t have a salary …

Space Shuttle Launch

The Difference Between Launching and Orbiting

Brandon Church Planting, Leadership

If you’ve ever watched a space shuttle launch, you know that it’s an enormous production. A ton of preparation goes into the event, potentially millions of eyes are watching, and there is a tremendous risk being taken that results in the payoff of having a shuttle in orbit. And when you see the shuttle on the launching pad, you realize …


Casting the Vision for a New Church Plant

Brandon Church Planting, Leadership

This past Sunday was an exciting day for us. We’ve spent months dreaming and planning for the planting of Grace Hills Church. We hauled our belongings across the country, then stayed with some friends while waiting for the closing on our home purchase. We boed a storefront meeting room at South Walton Suites, just blocks from the headquarters of the …

Multiplying Seed

Dear Church… Go and Multiply

Brandon Church Planting

My friend, Stephen Gray, has recently made a comment on that has really hit home with Angie and I… Church multiplication is a spiritual decision of a church to put the needs of a desperate world before self-preservation. And that reminds me of another thought offered by my mentor, Grady Higgs… Churches should be born pregnant. The bo of …


Ordering the Priorities of Life

Brandon Living

Priorities are a continuing struggle for most of us. For people in ministry leadership, this struggle usually doesn’t result from a lack of commitment, but from a lack of clarity about our commitments. That is, we’re either over-committed or we’re committed to mutually exclusive priorities. We are all given 168 hours in a week, but some of us use those …